If you are planning a vacation to beautiful Los Olivos, California, you are probably wondering the best things to do in Los Olivos during your visit. Los Olivos is a quaint, charming little town in the Santa Ynez Valley. This relaxing California village has about 1,000 residents, and plenty of fun and interesting things to do while on vacation. The best way to experience the town is by foot! Stroll down Grand Avenue, where most of the wineries, restaurants and shops are – but don’t forget to check out the side streets, as there are hidden treasures all over.
Art Galleries in Los Olivos. If you are a fan of the arts, Los Olivos has several places to see art, including a fine art gallery and plenty of boutique style shops with work from local artists, such as sculpture and woodwork. We recommend visiting Gallery Los Olivos and SANSONE Studios for sure.
Wineries, Boutique Wineries and Tasting Rooms in Los Olivos. When walking the Los Olivos Promenade, there are a number of delightful wineries and wine tasting rooms in the area. In fact, Los Olivos is famous for its wineries and tasting rooms. Los Olivos, CA is also the southernmost beginning point of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. You won’t want to miss Saarloos and Sons wine tasting room, where you can also pick up a famous “enjoy” cupcake on your way in or out!
Cafes and Restaurants in Los Olivos. For food lovers there are a number of restaurants with delicious food you absolutely must sample. One of our absolute favorites is Brothers Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern. Los Olivos has several cafes worth checking out, such as the Petros Café, Los Olivos Café and Patrick’s Side Street Café.
Los Olivos Local Food. If you are planning to cook meals at your Los Olivos vacation rental home, fresh, organic and local food is available in abundance! Make sure to visit Los Olivos Grocery, a specialty market, the Los Olivos Farmer’s Market during its open season, and Global Gardens for the best olive oil in town.
Shopping and Spas in Los Olivos. Treat yourself to a luxurious, relaxing visit Los Olivos by visiting the Champagne Spa & Boutique at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa and spoiling your body and mind for a day. While you’re out and about, there is also plenty of couture and boutique shopping to do. You won’t leave empty-handed once you have visited Tin Roof Boutique on Grand Ave. and Heaven Scent Beauty Apothecary on Sagunto Street!
In addition to these recommendations, we also suggest checking out some of the thoroughbred horse ranches nearby. Easily the best thing about Los Olivos is the ability to walk the entire town without ever needing to set foot in a car. Los Olivos, California is a fabulous little nook in the Santa Ynez Valley that every vacationer should enjoy.